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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Grabbin' life.

I remember like it was yesterday. My college graduation brunch. I had it all written down, a tribute speech to every person who helped me through my long journey of finishing college. I thought about this speech for a long time, I wanted each individual to know how critical of a role they played in helping me complete something I never thought I could.

Every time I got to my little brother, I got extremely emotional - you know, lump in my throat and tear-filled eyes kind of emotional. You see, he's not little, he's 21. And he's probably about a foot taller than me. And his dreams, well, they aren't little at all. They are higher than the clouds in the sky, and the most important part of it all, he goes after them.

I've admired his ability to take life into his own hands and create his own happiness since we were young. He's always been able to take risks and always goes after his dreams. Whether he knows it or not, he's the one who taught me to believe in myself even if people doubt me, even if they think I'll never make anything of myself if I go down the path less followed. He was wise for his age, and still is, but no matter what happened in our lives, he lived by the as-long-as-I'm-doing-something-I-love, my-life-will-be-fruitful policy. I wanted to thank him for this inspiration, I wanted to be sure to tell him because it was something I hadn't said before.

So I am not surprised when I saw this article written in The Bull Magazine featuring my insanely talented "little brother". Music has always been his vice and I'm happy to report, he's living his life doing something he loves. I'm so incredibly proud of him, his accomplishments, and most of all, his passion and commitment. I remember when he was 14 he told us all he wanted to rap, he wanted to perform. He's actually following that dream and doing something about it. Still to this day, I find this beyond inspirational and it pushes me to seek my own happiness in life. So, thank you Edward, I'm proud to be your big sis.



Feel free to check out his band, Mind Your Instrument. Holler!

7 comments:

HazelnutPhotography said...

Sounds like you're good inspiration for each other!

Roomination said...

Ednerd!! So grown up! I'm so proud of him! To me he'll always be a little...but I'm so happy to see he's growing up to be such an awesome adult.

Good job being a good sister Modern Lady!

Melistar said...

I read your lines.. and I feel like they are coming straight out of my mouth. I feel the same way for my "younger"- not so young brother of 19. He is an inspiration to me, and such a go getter. Congrats to Edward for following his Dream, and you for continuing your path...

Anonymous said...

So sweet! I love life blogs. You make me wanna have a younger sibling!! :) Congrats to the little brother... And to your fabulous parents for raising such an amazing talented brood.

Anonymous said...

Em, that anonymous is me! I wasn't trying to be incognito friend!

cupcake chola said...

Aww.

I have a soft spot for baby bros. My baby is 16 and he is still a baby to me

Laura said...

he is very talented and i have always been proud of him... i always knew he would make it...
<3